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Rachel Mazer - Open Heart

. 1 min read . Written by Krister Axel
Rachel Mazer - Open Heart

This post was originally published in December 2018.

If you want to be groovy, this is one way to get there. Straight up: you get that bass to pick up the quarter note just ahead of the beat, that’s how the chorus takes off; and the verse plays the opposite game, with space, and a give-and-take between drums and guitar. Add in the Vulfpeck flavor, the rock grit, you might say, and we really got something.

The soul delivery of the lead vocal by Rachel Mazer is on point; this kind of collaboration between artists can often reveal new colors, and the synergy here is magical.

“I wanna be golden
I wanna believe
nothing’s gonna stop my heart
from running free”— Rachel Mazer

Rachel Mazer has never sounded better, and if this doesn’t make you move, you had better check your pulse.

Rachel Mazer is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.